Hope everyone is doing well. Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone here for sharing their detailed experiences on almost everything related to Canada. It certainly has filled a lot of gaps in my future plans and added few more pointers as well
I’m currently working in Chicago (US) and I’ve interviewed for a role in Montreal, QC. The potential employer has presence in Canada, US and India. I’m expecting the job offer soon. I have few questions regarding the processes and possible options. Please help me out with your experience, so I can negotiate the terms with the employer. (Note : I haven’t applied for EE yet)
My 6 years in H1B including recapture is ending my May 2021 (GC process not started) and my extension is in progress since Sep 2020. Considering if I get the canada job offer, how long will it take for them to prepare and get an approved LMIA with current Covid situation, both best and worst case scenarios? Reason behind this question is, If there is an option for me to quit the job here, it will be easier than moving back to India and quit with prolonged notice period.
Let’s say, I couldn’t get an approved LMIA before May 2021 and I’ve to move back to India, does the process change because of my location change? I noticed in the ca govt site, it takes different processing times for applying Work Permit from India and US. Is it applicable for Indian Citizen applying from US or India?
Is it a good option to start working for them from India, if the employer agrees? I’m concerned about this because, the job offer will be for Canada and I want to know if anyone has faced similar situation, working from a different country until the work permit comes through.
The Canada Govt site mentions that Intra Company Transfer requires One Year of Full Time employment with the company. Is there an workaround for this? I know it’s ambitious, I’m just looking for all the possible options. Knocking at all the doors!
I know an LMIA approved job offer helps me with EE profile with additional points. But I’d like to know the vice versa, Will it will help the LMIA & Work Permit process, if I’ve an EE profile in the system?
I understand these questions can be answered by the company’s legal team and HR team. But, I would like your valuable inputs and experiences, so I’ll be in a better position to negotiate the terms and conditions of the offer, before reaching out to them with these questions.
Have a great day ahead!